The number of homes under construction in the United States fell by 0.9 percent in May compared to a month earlier. The US Department of Commerce announced this.
On the contrary, economists had generally expected that housing construction would increase by 0.4 percent. According to a new estimate, housing construction increased by 6.8 percent in April.
The ministry also announced that the number of building permits issued in May increased by 0.3 percent.
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